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Old 12-08-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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We just took delivery of a 2011 31RK. I have been reading andenjoying the forum. Great info and comments. I am looking forward to using the forum for information if we have issues or questions.

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Old 12-08-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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Welcome and good luck with your new Cruiser.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:29 PM   #4
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After reading quite a bit about axles and tires on the forum, I am a little concerned. I checked the weldsafter I got it home and everything looks fine. Can anyone tell me if Cruiser is still having as many problems on the newer models. A lot of the issues seem to be on models from earlier years.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:11 PM   #5
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mine is an early 2009 like you we went over all the welds and over and under the unit.we did lose a mission tire and it did some damage but have not had a problem since we went to the BFG's.We also got a tpms it may have reduced the damage from the bad tire as all that was left by the time we discovered it there were only pieces of the side wall.Our axles are good we have several thousand miles on them.Maybe we were lucky I dont know.get a tpms get rid of the stock tires as soon as possible have a good time and enjoy your unit
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:48 PM   #6
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OK, What is a tpms and what are mission tires. The trailer came with 16" aluminum rims and tires. I will have to look to see who makes the tires. Don't really want to change out new tires.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:08 PM   #7
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TPMS is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Similar to what is now factory install on new cars/trucks. A small valve/transmitter that screws onto the valve stem and is displayed on a dash mounted monitor. Lets you know the tire pressures and temperatures of each wheel. Do a search on this forum as they were discussed last Summer.

Mission tires were/are the factory provided tires. Numerous problems with them as well as other "cheap" brands. Welcome to the forum and Congrats on the new rig.

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Old 12-08-2010, 10:51 PM   #8
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BW, our trailer came with Mission tires and they did not even make it to 5k miles and we had two coming apart. I was not a happy owner after just buying a new trailer and then having to spend $750 on a new set of tires not 6 months later. We now have BFG Commercial tires and so far they are great. About all you can do with the Missions is keep the air pressure checked and keep an eye on them. I hope you have better luck than we did.







I now have a HawksHead TPMS on the trailer tires and just got back from our first trip with it. Makes me feel a little better knowing what is going on with the trailer tires traveling down the highway.Edited by: Hunter11
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:14 AM   #9
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Our 2010 Cruiser has Chinese tires as do all new Cruisers but not Missions. There are approximately 7,000 miles on the tires. The tires, according to the DOT code on the sidewall, were manufactured in early 2009. We took delivery of the Cruiser in August, 2009. I inspect the tires each time I am near the RV, even at the storage place where it is kept. So far there are no signs of wear or cracks. I keep each tire at the recommended 65 psi and never drive over 65 mph. It gets very hot down here in South Central Texas so speed is a definite issue. I believe many of the failures are due to owner misuse although some swear they do not. I use tire covers when camped for more than a couple of days as UV rays are supposed to deteriorate the rubber.

Chinese tires are a definite concern to all of us but if you go on the various RV forums you will see failures of all brands regardless of place of manufacture. I have stopped reading all the tire postings because I am now paranoid about my tires. Maybe one day our non-functioning government and its DOT will step up and help us out?
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:40 AM   #10
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new cruiser. As most have said, check the tire pressure often and inspect the tires regularly. That's the best you can do.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:05 AM   #11
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Welcome and congratultions on the new rig...check your tires often and go camping!...
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:11 PM   #12
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Im a pretty pokey driver generally around 65 the truck is geared to low to go much faster without killing my mpg.there are many tpms systems out there I believe when it comes time to replace ours we will go with the hawkshead as well as the batteries are replaceable we will have to see whats available then but I wish they would have been available when we bought ours
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